A sex offender terrified two mums, sending them hundreds of menacing text messages.
Graham Sneddon (32), then of Falkirk’s Arnot Street, hounded the women after an Internet friendship turned sour.
Now he faces a life sentence after admitting sending the messages and threatening police when he was arrested in July last year.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Pentland said: “You have pleaded guilty to sending a very large number of highly abusive and extremely alarming text messages to two people.”
Sneddon first appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court, but Sheriff John Mundy referred the case to the High Court, saying the maximun sentence he could impose would be too lenient.
The court heard Sneddon and one mum, who lived in England, had been in touch for years through Facebook.
But when he starting calling her “babe” and saying he loved her, she blocked him from her account.
She then received a text saying: “Kiss your kids goodnight, it may be the last time you see them.”
The court heard the woman got 237 texts from Sneddon’s phone.
Another mum was told: “Let’s see how long you have your kids after tomorrow.”
Sheriff Mundy heard the women fled their homes.
When interviewed by police, Sneddon threatened to stab an officer in the eye.
Sneddon was convicted of sex offences involving two boys when he was 16.
The case has been adjourned for reports and Sneddon will remain in custody.